Virtual/Scotland - Paralegal, Real Estate

Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner (Head of LDC) and LDC Operations Manager
Practice group: Legal Delivery Centre
Location: Virtual/Scotland
The department

Our Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) is a flexible and scalable paralegal resource for use across all of our UK, Ireland and Middle East offices and across the full spectrum of legal services. Meeting the ever increasing demands for disaggregated legal services, the LDC offers an exciting opportunity for development and the chance to undertake work that is varied, challenging and engaging. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team that is integral to the firm's strategy, whilst benefiting from being able to work remotely and flexibly.

Purpose of role

Meeting the ever increasing demands for disaggregated legal services, the LDC offers an exciting opportunity for development and experience and the chance to undertake work that is varied, challenging and engaging.

We are presently looking for a paralegal with between two and three years of commercial real estate experience to join our focused Scottish Real Estate team of paralegals.

Predominantly dedicated to our Scottish Real Estate team, from time to time there will be the opportunity to undertake work across the full spectrum of legal service areas. An opportunity to liaise with all business areas, the LDC offers excellent exposure across the firm and to some of the firm's major clients.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing team that is integral to the firm's strategy, whilst benefiting from being able to work remotely and flexibly.

Responsibilities

You will work as part of a team to deliver paralegal support to our Scottish real estate team and to other teams across the business requiring Scottish and English real estate support on transactions.  This may include for example:

  • General paralegal support, ensuring projects and tasks are undertaken effectively and within the appropriate timescales (e.g. managing submission of applications to Registers of Scotland, HMLR, HMRC, third parties);
  • Data room management;
  • Due diligence on sales and acquisitions to include managing enquiries processes and collation of conveyancing searches;
  • Assistance with corporate and real estate finance support to include managing conditions precedent;
  • LBTT, SDLT, searches, companies house;
  • Use of legal technology and AI;
  • Internal and external reporting.

Through newly established ways of working, including an increased emphasis on technological solutions, you will be supported in taking full ownership for some key tasks, giving you direct responsibility. Our approach is to create a supportive virtual environment by working collaboratively as part of a team whilst also encouraging team members to operate with a degree of independence.

You will work closely with other members of this dedicated team as well as with our legal service areas, project management team and with some clients. The team has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class internal and external client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing both personally and professionally. A determination to deliver high-quality focused services is essential as is maintaining and developing both internal and external client relationships.

Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm, working hard to provide the highest levels of service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.

Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Minimum of 5 As at Scottish Highers;
  • A qualification in Scottish law (preferred);
  • Commercial real estate experience (essential but may consider the equivalent length residential experience));
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook);
  • Experience of working with data rooms (helpful but not essential); 
  • Ability to organise, prioritise, multi-task and work well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the confidence to deal effectively with Partners and professionals across the firm;
  • An ability and willingness to be flexible;
  • Sociable and a good team player. 
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

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